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Tiger Mushroom Child Entrepreneur

Child Entrepreneurs. Is your child next?

Child Entrepreneurs. They are popping up faster than tomatoes in your garden. Recently, I interviewed Mrs. LaVanya Watkins, who is the proud mom of Te’Lario Watkins, a child entrepreneur. They live right here in Columbus, Ohio and founded the increasingly popular company, Tiger Mushroom Farms. Did you motivate your son to start the business? My […]

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Nursing Made Me the Mom I Never Thought I Wanted to Be

Nursing Made Me the Mom I Never Thought I Wanted to Be

Quick Disclaimer:  Much of this blog post is written tongue-in-cheek, and from my very personal standpoint.  My story is in no way intended to act as judgment upon anyone else’s parenting choices or philosophy.  I hope y’all appreciate this post for what it is:  a deeply personal, non-medical, non-psychological viewpoint of one mama’s journey. Late […]

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How I put to “save babies” on my to-do list and how you can, too!

Social Determinants of Health Affect Infant Mortality When I gave birth to my baby boy in 2014, I had no idea that Ohio would be ranked amongst the worst in the nation for overall, white, black and Hispanic infant mortality. Every year in Franklin County, 150 babies die before their first birthday. What I did know was that I was being discharged from […]

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No More Wine

Why I Put Down the Wine Glass

I love wine. I really do. I love the smell of it. All the smells–flowery, citrusy, spicy, musty, astringent. I love the look of it–in bottles and boxes and glasses big, small and stemless. A generously poured glass of ruby or golden liquid, whether lit by the soft glow of a restaurant candle or the staccato […]

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GardeningwithChildren

Gardening with Children

  “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” -Audrey Hepburn A garden provides a wonderful tool for children to experience the life cycle first hand. Children learn by doing, and a garden is a perfect way to provide a hands-on experience. To be able to explore, dig, water, observe, and so much more we […]

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